MLK’s Vision Would Include Pathway to Citizenship, Daughter Says

August 28, 2008 - 3:52 AM
Bernice King says her father would support illegal alien’s being “afforded the opportunity” to become citizens.
MLK’s Vision Would Include Pathway to Citizenship, Daughter Says (image)

Bernice King says her father would support illegal alien’s being “afforded the opportunity” to become citizens.

Denver (CNSNews.com) – Bernice King, the youngest daughter of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., says her father would support a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.
 
King, who is a lawyer and an ordained minister, told CNSNews.com that her father would support illegal alien’s being “afforded the opportunity” to become citizens.
 


 
King said she does not support a policy that would send all those in the United States illegally back to their home country and that because many illegal aliens have been in the United States for years they should have access to a process that would eventually gain them full citizenship.  
 
King was in Denver to introduce her brother, Martin Luther King III, who will speak on Thursday – the 45th anniversary of their father’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the night when Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will accept the Democratic nomination for president.